We don't have a lot of extra. As you can imagine with 7 mouths to feed and bodies to clothe there isn't much left after the necessities. However my children have never gone to bed hungry, never not had a warm coat to wear, shoes to wear, or had to go without needed medicine. All blessings to be sure.
Along with those blessing I was given abilities and talents. I have tried to develop these abilities and talents in a way that can be beneficial to my family. I have often joked with Joe Paul that if things ever get really bad in the world at least our family will be warm with all the quilts I have sewn and afghans I have crocheted.
There are things we can do to help others. They don't have to cost much or take much time but the impact they can have is huge, not just for the one receiving help but also for the one giving.
I'm so excited to be joining with Amy from One Artsy Mama in getting the word out about a young lady named Mallory and Project Yesu. This June Mallory will be heading back to Uganda to deliver food, medicine, and hopefully some much needed Pillow Case Dresses for the young girls.
Each of us has talents and abilities we can use to benefit others. Which is why I will be making and donating as many pillow case dresses as I can. I have never made a pillow case dress before however they look very easy.
If you would like to join in there is a great tutorial from Sew Like my Mom.
|Easiest Pillow Case Dress Ever|
|Pillow Case Dress Without Sewing|
You can send your finished dresses to the address below. The deadline is March 31st, so they have time to pack them before they leave.
c/o Rory Fundora
1178 Willow Bend Drive
Clarksville, TN 37043
I would love to see if you make some. You can be sure I'll share mine here when I'm done with them.